Kano State Sacks Over 3,000 Civil Servants For Irregular Employment


The Kano State government has announced the dismissal of 3,234 civil servants who were found to have been employed irregularly by the previous administration.

The Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Abudullahi Baffa Bichi, disclosed this to journalists on Friday, saying that the decision was based on the report of a verification committee set up by the government.

According to the SSG, the committee discovered that most of the affected staff were not captured in the 2023 budget, did not apply or undergo screening and interviews, had suspicious or forged certificates, were non-indigenes, or were wrongly placed in posts that did not match their qualifications.

He said that the employment was influenced by the desire to tie down the new administration financially and did not consider the actual manpower needs of the ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs).

Bichi, however, said that the governor has approved the reinstatement of 9,332 staff across 51 MDAs who were found eligible by the committee.

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He added that those with offers of appointments but not on the payroll should be subjected to further interviews by relevant recruitment centres in the service, while those employed in the lower cadre without regard to their qualifications should be properly placed depending on the need and availability of vacancy.

He assured that the government was committed to ensuring a transparent, efficient and accountable civil service that would serve the people of the state.

He urged the public to support the government’s efforts to reform the service and improve its performance.